Drone regulations in Czech Republic
In this article, you will learn which drone laws apply in the Czech Republic.
Violations of Czech drone regulations can be very expensive. They can be punished with a fine of up to 185,000 Euros. So it is a good idea to take a very close look at the following regulations if you want to fly a drone in the Czech Republic.
Overview: Drone rules in Czech Republic
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Further rules for drone pilots in the Czech Republic
Drone flights are permitted for private purposes without permission. They must be carried out within the visual line of sight.
An aviation liability insurance is not stipulated to my knowledge but is strongly recommended.
The weight limit for multicopters is 20 kg. If necessary, there are further restrictions for private pilots.
Safety distances and flight bans
You have to keep a distance of 10 kilometers to airports.
In cities, you can not fly in general. Also, overflights of roads are not permitted. Flight prohibition zones can be checked through MAIA. A map with No Fly Zones is also available online. Also, in the following four national parks, no-fly zones have been established up to a height of 300 meters above ground:
- Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Bohemian-Saxon Switzerland
- The Bohemian Forest on the border with Bavaria
- The Giant Mountains on the border with Poland
- Thayatal in South Bohemia on the border to Austria
Violators face a fine of about 400 € or more. Exemptions can be requested from the National Park Authority.
I recommend using drones only in daylight in the Czech Republic.
Rules for commercial pilots
Commercial pilots must apply for a permit for the operation of the aircraft, a permit to carry out work by drones and, if necessary, a license to operate the aircraft for their requirements. The total costs of the approval are around 960€. The Office for Civil Aviation is the competent office. According to the experience of Czech pilots, the entire process takes about three months.
Ascent permits from Germany may be accepted, but special conditions can be granted. Drones in cities are prohibited.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for the Czech Republic to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in the Czech Republic!